When Conan O’Brien left NBC, he agreed to stay off TV for months and stay quiet about the network and its executives. The agreement contained no mention of social media, however. On the origins of a digital renaissance.
Friday, February 11
Thursday, February 10
An opinion piece on the structural causes of unrest in Egypt; the business fraternity, globalization, and the fate of Egyptian women.
On the enduring racial segregation in Chicago and why it’s an issue no mayoral candidate is willing to touch.
Ray Kurzweil and the Singularity; when will our minds meld with the machine?
A trip to Kingston, Jamaica to track down Bunny Wailer, a reggae legend now living “in his own private Zion.”
Wednesday, February 9
A profile of Vova Galchenko, teenage juggling virtuoso and early viral star.
On the Cairo knifing of 82-year-old Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz and its aftermath.
On Mark Twain’s recently released memoir.
A profile of Jake Plummer, the NFL quarterback who turned down a $5M offer and left the game while still in his prime.
Tuesday, February 8
A primer on income inequality in America.
A profile of Republican Eric Cantor: six-term congressman, new House majority leader, highest-ranking Jewish elected official in American history.
Cathie Black, former magazine executive, currently Bloomberg’s hand-picked Chancellor of New York City schools